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Fall 2013-2014
LAS 501 / SPA 588   na, npdf

Latin America: Literature and Power

Enrique Krauze Kleinbort

This course examines the life/work of twelve representatives of Latin American literature. It is partially based on my book Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America but presents additional material and reflections. The course examines the specific contributions of each writer to the political and economic development of his own country and of the region as a whole. The course emphasizes the biographical aspects of each thinker, an area that has been under-emphasized in Latin America itself. The principal sources will be biographies, autobiographies/personal letters (as well as exchanges of letters between important figures.)

Sample reading list:
Andrés Iduarte, Martí, escritor
Jorge Luis Borges, Borges en Sur
Pedro Henríquez Ureña, Desde Washington
Itzhak Bar-Lewaw, La revista Timón y José Vasconcelos
Armando Bazán, Mariátegui y su tiempo
Enrique Krauze, Daniel Cosío Villegas: una biografía intelectual
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students are expected to read an average of 100-150 pages per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other information:
If course is full, please email plas@princeton.edu to be placed on a waiting list.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22684 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Aaron Burr Hall   209   Enrolled:11 Limit:15